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And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
The Holy Spirit directed me to write on this subject again, as I had done in 2005, The Healing of Forgiveness to remind all there is healing in forgiveness. The Holy Spirit knew that someone needed to be reminded that we are to forgive as God the Father has forgiven us all through Jesus Christ, who died on the cross at Calvary for our sins; for we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
The act of forgiveness on display in the Texas courtroom showed the grace and mercy of God working through this young man to forgive the wrongdoer. There have been other widely known acts of forgiveness over the years. I am sure other acts of mercy occur daily in this country and around the world because the forgiving person finds healing within. Forgiving our wrongdoer, we begin to heal as it is a weight lifted off of the forgiver. The other side of this proverbial coin is that the wrongdoer is relieved knowing that the victim and or the family have forgiven him or her.
2 Chronicles 7:14 talks about healing, forgiveness, prayer, and turning from our wicked ways, then we will see a nation that is living according to God's way.
There is healing in forgiveness; therefore, let us love one another, forgive as we have been forgiven.